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Women’s Lacrosse Holds Preseason Media Day
Interim head coach Allen, captains McGeever and Pennino discuss upcoming season
February 20, 2013Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton women’s lacrosse program held its annual preseason media day Tuesday afternoon to discuss the upcoming 2013 season. Interim head coach Stephanie Allen along with senior captains Kimberly McGeever and Kristin Pennino addressed the coaching transition, senior leadership, newcomers and the potential for a berth in the America East tournament.
Binghamton begins its season on Saturday, Feb. 23 against St. Francis (Pa.) in Loretto, Pa. In last year’s season opener the Bearcats fell to the Red Flashes 16-12 at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Binghamton went 3-13 and 0-6 in league play last season, but returns 15 letterwinners and eight starters. The Bearcats also boast four of their top-five point scorers from 2012 including McGeever (23 g, 33 a), who became just the second BU player to eclipse the 50-point mark in program history while setting the school’s single-season assists record in the process.
Allen is in her first season as the interim head coach for the women’s lacrosse program and took over for Tony Zostant after he stepped down from his head coaching position in January. Allen, a Columbus, Ohio native, has been the top assistant at Binghamton since 2008. Her primary responsibilities have included serving as defensive and midfield coordinator, recruiting coordinator and scheduling and travel coordinator.
Binghamton will be looking to make its first-ever America East tournament appearance in 2013. The top four teams in the conference will advance to the America East Championship with the winner of the tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championshipl The league tournament, held May 3 and 5, will be hosted by the top seed. Boston University is ineligible for competition in the conference tournament resulting from its move to the Patriot League.